Another Round


Another Round, 1998, 5x5x5’ (152x152x152cm) each, raku ceramic
James Wallace Art Collection, Auckland, New Zealand

Another Round is a combination of two round truncated icosahedrons made out of raku-fired earthenware. The structures are assembled out of groups of 20 hexagons and 12 pentagons that were fixed together to create spherical forms. This is also the structural depiction of one of the Archimedian Solids and of a round molecule of 60 carbon atoms. This molecule is also known as buckminsterfullerene or just fullerene in honour to the American engineer R. Buckminster Fuller. The hexagons and pentagons have modelled relief depiction of $2, $1, 50c New Zealand coins.